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Oval gem with head of a youth

Orange carnelian with red horizontal bands. Intaglio. Slightly convex front surface and flat back surface. The head of a youth faces left in profile. His hair is styled in short, curled locks which fall to the middle of his brow and around his ear. His features are precisely articulated and the...

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By 1862: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought from Hecht. Aug. '24 '62. Origin: Petro in Istanbul.); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, last half of the 1st century B.C.


Length: 16.51 x 14.48 mm (5/8 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems